Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work
Photo Credit: Seth Keal/IFC Films

For some of you the name Joan Rivers may provoke laughter or fear. But for some people, it provokes feelings of curiosity. I mean, every time I look at her I wonder what she looked like before all the surgeries. And being a twenty-something, I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Joan as anything more than a cackling red carpet reporter who had an opinion almost as big as her mouth. But apparently IFC Films wants you to know that there is more behind the mask.

Film Synopsis: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work takes the audience on a year long ride with Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life; it peels away the mask of an iconic comedian, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking female performer. Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came On Horseback, The Trails of Darryl Hunt) expose the private dramas of this irreverent, legendary comedian as she fights to keep her career thriving in a business driven by youth and beauty.

See the preview for Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, due out June 11th, below.

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